of Benito Cereno wrote:mochafury wrote:Risky investment, yes. Because you probably need to be median and better for biglaw, and even better than that for top PI (LRAP profit?!?!) work. Don't care who you are, that's not a given at a place with as many smart people as Columbia.
Bad idea, no. Great placement, very good LRAP, tremendous alumni network. The loans are hefty, but that degree is so shinyyyy.
you don't need median or better at CLS to make 160k. that is just ridiculous false. Pretty much everyone above bottom 1/4 has that option open to them and even people in the bottom still often pull it off. even current class.
If Columbia is "risky" what school isn't? CLS will almost always (more stress on the always) land you a great job in NYC, if not anywhere else.